Tag: "halve" at medical news
The Roll Back Malaria partnership has done more harm than good
...f 2000--where 53 African heads of state pledged to halve
malaria mortality by 2010. But since its inception...t it may also have caused harm. The 2010 target to halve
malaria deaths now looks unreachable, but urgent action is necessary to meet even the Millennium Dev...
Substantial 15-year survival gains from standard breast cancer treatments
...nal therapy are appropriate they can approximately halve
the 15-year risk of death from breast cancer. For example, if a 50-year-old women had a one in 5 risk of dying from her hormone-sensitive breast cancer, then this risk could be halved, to about one in 10. For middle-aged women with breast cancer, 6 m...
Goals for TB control reachable for most of world
...7 percent), and in Eastern Europe (75 percent). To halve
the prevalence rate by 2015, TB control programs m... incidence rate by at least 2 percent annually. To halve
the death rate, incidence must decrease more steeply, by at least 5 percent to 6 percent annually, t...
Handwashing with soap key to reducing burden of childhood disease
Handwashing with soap could halve
the incidence of diarrhoea and lower respiratory infections in children in developing countries, concludes a study published in this week's issue of THE LANCET. Every year more than 3.5 million children aged less than 5 years die from diarrhoea and ...
Patients receiving supplemental oxygen during surgery have reduced risk of wound infection
...g and after surgery has been variously reported to halve
or double the risk of surgical wound infection. F. Javier Belda, M.D., Ph.D., of the Hospital Clnico Universitario de Valencia, Spain, and colleagues conducted a study to determine whether supplemental perioperative (performed at or around the time o...
High polyunsaturated fat and vitamin E intake may halve motor neurone disease risk
...take of polyunsaturated fat and vitamin E seems to halve
the risk of developing motor neurone disease, suggests research published ahead of print in the Journal of Neurology Neurosurgery and Psychiatry. Polyunsaturated fats include omega 3 found in certain vegetable oils and omega 6, found in fish and gre...
Breathing exercises can significantly cut inhaler use in mild asthma
... the use of reliever inhalers by more than 80% and halve
the dose of preventer inhaler required in mild asthma, finds research published ahead of print in Thorax. The researchers compared the impact of two breathing techniques on symptoms, lung function, use of medication and quality of life among 57 adult...
Halving daily cigarette quota has no health benefit
...oring provides no evidence that heavy smokers, who halve
their daily cigarette consumption, significantly cut their risk of early death. They add that people may be misled if they are advised that cutting back will help them stave off disease....
Underweight women at greater risk of miscarriage
...vegetables daily or on most days was also found to halve
the odds of miscarriage and, in a finding that will delight pregnant women everywhere, the consumption of chocolate was also found to be associated with lower risk. There were a number of other interesting new findings. If a woman was not married o...